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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by longboard blues, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. archetype

    archetype Senior Stratmaster

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    The shipping ship sailed several years ago for sellers in the US. The US Postal Service raised international rates into the stratosphere and killed off a the international market for a lot of businesses. Since the late 90s my side gig has been selling fine books (fine press, limited editions) and the rate increase stopped 90% of my international trade.

    You're running into the same thing when the shipping costs as much or more than the item. In some business sectors, multiple vendors can conbine items into a single shipment to a single country, but that cost savings is confined to a few sectors. Certainly not guitar parts.

    It ships by air, so the weight difference between knobs and a bridge translates into higher shipping.

    It's us, not you. Sorry. :oops:
     
  2. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    Perhaps one of your Strat Talk friends could buy them Stateside and pop ‘em in the post for you?
     
  3. longboard blues

    longboard blues Strat-Talk Member

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    I mailed them politely to ask if there was an alternative, and got told , brusquely, they don’t ship first class mail international. Oh well. I have a brother in SC, I’m going to get them sent to him, and ask him to send it to me with a Clemson Tigers shirt!
     
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